Tasmania has become an increasingly visited destination for Australian on their holidays. This is due to Tasmania’s untouched beauty, amazing landscapes and fantastic adventure activities. Here’s our 10-day Itinerary if you’re short on time visiting Tasmania.
The city is one of Australia’s oldest cities with an abundance of Colonial and ictorian architecture. Spend the day exploring the century old parks and gazing in art galleries and museums. Stop at Lillydale Falls, a free campground only 30 minutes from Launceston to camp the night. A beautiful spot surrounded by rainforest, and is a five minute walk to two waterfalls!
Where to stay: Lillydale Falls (free campground)
Day 2 - Launceston to Bridport
Image: Lavendar Gelato taken by Jess Brooks
Firstly stop for a refreshing dip in one of the waterfalls and continue North- East to Bridestowe Lavender Estate. (TIP: Get there early to beat the crowds!) Wander the lavender fields and then enjoy lavender pancakes, scones and lavender ice cream!
Continue driving North to Bridport, a seaside town surrounded by beaches with crystal clear water and white sand. If the weather is nice take a swim at Mermaids Beach, before strolling back to your ocean-view camp spot.
Head East towards Bincheno, approximatel 3 hours drive. Bicheno is known for its clear blue water and incredible ‘red’ rocks, where you can spend the day exploring and swimming.
Where to camp: North Cosy Corner, located right on the beach and surrounded by sparse bushland.
Day 4 - Bincheno to Freycinet National Park
Start heading South towards Freycinet National Park. Stop for lunch at a fish and chip shop near Bicheno blowhole and marvel at the huge channel that runs between the point and Governor Island. If you’re into hiking, spend the afternoon hiking to Wineglass Bay Lookout, it’s a 3-hour hike so come prepared! Along the way, stop at Richardson’s Beach and Honeymoon Bay, which are equally as beautiful.
Image: Womats on Maria Island taken by Jess Brooks
On your way out of Freycinet National Park, stop at Freycinet Marine Farm for some fresh seafood. Continue South to Triabunna, where you can hop on a ferry to Maria Island. The 30-minute ferry ride leds you to the pristine World Heritage listed National Park, which is home to kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian Devils and seals. Spend the day walking through grasslands, open forest, tall woodland and rocky slopes, one of the most unique landscapes you’ll ever experience! You will lost count of how many wombats you may see! Head back onto the mainland to stay the night.
Where to stay: Eldee Campground just north of Port Arthur. The campground is caravan, RV and tent friendly, and has a huge fully equipped camp kitchen and brand-new amenities. You can cook up your fresh seafood and watch the sun set over the dam, surrounded by sheep!
Day 6 - Port Arthur to Hobart
Image: Port Arthur, Travel Tasmania
Spend the morning exploring the town of Port Arthur. Make sure you don’t miss visiting the Port Arthur convict site! Then head towards Hobart, stop in at Mt Wellington (only 30 minutes from the Hobart CBD) on the way for beautiful views from the summit. Take a moment to observe the unusual vegetation and wildflowers or have lunch as a picnic area roughly half way back down the mountain, before heading back to the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the large varity of shops; bakeries, delis, art galleries and gift shops (Pigeon Whole Bakers and Jackman & McRoss are a must!).
Before departing Hobart, make sure you head to the Salamanca Markets, and get in there early! Take your time strolling the rows and rows of fresh produce, fine wine, bakery goods and handicrafts and make sure you take some goods with you!
Next drive South to get on the Bruny Island ferry. Our recommendation is to visit the Bruny Island Cheese Co, and purchase a block of their famous artisan cheese called ‘George’. Spend the afternoon exploring the island and picnicking with your goods from the market. Stop in at Bruny Island berry farm for some delicious berry gelato!
Where to camp: Neck Reserve Camping Area.
Day 8 - Bruny Island to Cradle Mountain
Image: Pine Lake Track taken by Jess Brooks
Stop along the way at all the beautiful views and landscapes. One of the incredible landscapes to stop at s just off the Highway at Pine Lake, where a small boardwalk wound through some of the rarest plants in the world with an alpine backdrop. Cradle Mountain is usually quite cold, so bring your warm clothes!
Arrive early this morning to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre to purchase your National Parks pass, and jump on the a shuttle bus in to the National Park. There are a variety of different walking tracks at Cradle Mountain, you can start with the Dove Lake Circuit and then continue on to the Marion’s lookout track, a total of 10km. The view is spectacular from the top, and well worth the steep hike! Return to the Visitor Centre and find accommodation nearby so you can recoup from a big day of hiking!
The short 2 hour drive East to Launceston has many roadside stalls and fields of Tulips for some beautiful photo opportunities.Make sure you stop in at Cataract Gorge Reserve to take in the stunning sights.
That’s Tasmania in 10 days! But if you have the luxury of more time definitely spend it exploring Tasmania’s many beautiful landscapes and natural beauty.
Camplify RVs that you can hire for your next Tassie Roadtrip
1. Searching for a Camper van in Hobart? This Jayco Swift Outback is available for your holiday. It has a 12v battery system onboard, 3-way fridge, external gas fitting for BBQ, fridge and more. Most requests for equipment can be accommodated Pick up van from Hobart or can be delivered for a fee
2. This camper is simple to drive, easy to fit into small camps but with internal space and all mod cons. The rear café seating gives a spectacular relaxing views. It has 3 berths with awning, TV and other amenities. Available for Self Drive. 3k's from Hobart CBD and 20mins drive from Hobart Airport.
3. This van has everything you need to have a fantastic free camping trip around Tasmania, Full kitchen, small double bed, loads of storage, solar panels that will power all your devices plus run the fridge and lights. Only done 124000 km and has been fully serviced since day 1.
4. This Jayco Conquest has 4 berths and comes with a kitchen with a microwave, fridge/freezer, basic pantry, air conditioning, BBQ, shower, toilet, TV, BBQ and more. You can pick up the motorhome from the RVs location or they can drop off within 30km.
5. Bare in the Woods (backpacker) campers; Manual 2 seater Toyota Van Comes with the ‘bare essentials’ - a double bed, bed linen, esky, storage, even has a small gas cooker and eating utensils. Perfect for all of the free camp sites and tourist facilities throughout your exploring of Tasmania.
6. This C Class for hire is a Mercedes Benz SPR100A. It has a solar panel, 4 berths, water & waste set-up, stove, gas hot water system and more.
caravan is a great van for a couple or a family - fridge, gas cooker, lots of storage, full awning and annex, two fold-down double beds, table collapses to sleep two more.
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